Russia and Costa Rica "humor"
Russia in planning to expand its military presence into other areas including Latin America. As bad as this may sound, it is certainly not unique to Russia.
First, Merco Press has an article about Russia's plans:
Russia is planning to expand its permanent military presence outside its borders by placing military bases or seeking permission for navy ships to use ports in a number of foreign countries, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday. The list includes Vietnam, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, the Seychelles, Singapore and several other countries
Then we have the humor piece from Inside Costa Rica titled Russia may set up a military base in Nicaragua, and Costa Rica isn’t happy. So far, so good. Then we get to CR government humor.
[Foreign Minister Enrique] Castillo said that the installation of such a military base would alter the region by superimposing the presence of a world power in Central America, adding that the establishment of such a base could not be called part of the effort to fight drug trafficking.
Apparently FM Castillo has never been to Honduras or Panama nor El Salvador, Guatemala or Nicaragua during the 1980s. Or even noticed, for example, who finances Costa Rica's OIJ.